Lego Ideas – Doctor Who (21304) Review

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Lego Ideas – Doctor Who (21304): I know I’m on an Ideas kick (which with Lego Wall-E and the new Maze by JK Brickworks means I will be pretty much done with the whole line), but this set has a TARDIS so I kind of needed to own it. Add that to the fact that this also comes with Daleks, and a Weeping Angel and 2 doctors! I likely would have wished for just a TARDIS, but despite being in Lego Dimensions I’m not sure if there would be more Doctor Who set (and I had to get in before the backorders started)

 

Time to Knoll: 47 Minutes

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Time to Build: 59 Minutes

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 625 and 50 Steps – Manual (114 Pages)
  • Price: $59.99 on Lego and $59.95 on Amazon
  • Weight 372 grams
  • Combo Points: (25X67X1X1) = 1,675 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 80mm x 80mm x 83.2mm + (other bits) gets you 538.5 cm³ which is quirky how close to a cube it actually is.

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Scores:

  • Uniqueness: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Aesthetics: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Fun to Build: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Hoarding: 3 out of 5 Stars

 

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What Else? So with the doctor having lived for 1,200 years and the overall concept of time travel the question does come up. How long will Lego last? Well the plastic and materials itself are fascinating, and in order to not parrot information I encourage you to read the entirety of the article here: About the Life Cycle and Raw Materials in Lego

In truth ABS plastic should be around until the sun burns up the planet, but that’s only if the pieces are kept in pristine condition. As we found a few weeks back looking at the ‘Out of System‘ the simple act of placing pieces in the wrong place can end up with pieces being damaged and unusable.

What about just regular usage, well turns out the internet has already solved this and the answer is 37,112.

A mostly unimportant number, but it turns out that people have built rig specifically to test this. Because honestly what else is Reddit good for?

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While that number is a bit scary (I mean it’s only thirty-seven thousand) I think the real culprit to watch out for as you have your sets across time and space is a lot simpler – sun damage.

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Remix: For the remix here, I got everything in and went for a big space laser. I tried to use some of the flat bits on top as greebles but I don’t think it quite worked. This also turned into the largest footprint size remix I’ve done (might need another mat for backdrops)

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Final Thoughts: My single complaint is that they didn’t even just go full-scale and get the outer interior (I like the round things) Hopefully there are some extra sets coming because of the Dimensions usage – Doctor Who is ripe for sets and villains that people would need to get. I also just kind of want Lego to have a set with all 12 Doctors so we can just line them up in a row. (Or make a clock)

Final Score: 4 out of 5 Stars

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